The connection between Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) and the teaching of English has a very long history. FCCU evolved from the Mission School which was established in 1849 as the first English-medium school in Lahore. In 1864 a College section was started, which was later renamed Forman Christian College after its founder. By 1901, FCC had started MA English classes. The English Department has benefitted from the teaching of great scholars such as Dr HC Velte, Dr FM Velte, Rev HD Griswold, Dr EJ Sinclair and Dr SL Sheets. The graduates of the English Department have distinguished themselves as writers, poets, civil servants, judges, lawyers, diplomats, politicians, and entrepreneurs.

MPHIL ENGLISH

The MPhil English is a two year evening program and is aimed both at students continuing their education as well as in-service practitioners who want to upgrade their qualification. As an evening program, many current teachers will be able to benefit from it. The program has a number of objectives. It will advance the level of English communication and fluency skills within Pakistan and develop well-groomed leadership for research and publication in English. It will improve philological and pedagogical practices in English in the country and enhance ethical values by ensuring original work in the field. It will emphasize the importance of English language and literature through both local and global interactions. MPhil English graduates will be equipped with analytical and critical research approaches to face the challenges of today’s world. The program will carry on FCCU’s rich legacy of research and quality teaching.

Admission Criteria

A 4-year BA (Hons) degree from an HEC recognized University in the discipline of English with a minimum of 2.5 CGPA and 130 credit hours

OR

A Conventional MA in English with a minimum of 45% marks

NOTE: Acceptance is based upon the 1) departmental test, 2) interview and 3) an overall evaluation of the candidate, including: academic achievement and the statement of purpose.
Provisional admission can be sought by students awaiting final results. Their admission will only be confirmed once they have submitted their complete official Transcript within the due dates.

Dr Nukhbah Langah

Associate Professor and Dean of Humanities

PhD (University of Leeds, UK) MA (University of Warwick, UK) Room E-124, Business and Social Sciences Building
Ext: 676

Dr Waseem Anwar

Professor

PhD (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA) MPhil (Punjab University) PG Diploma TEIL (British Council, UGC and AIOU) MA (Punjab University) Room D-09, Peter J David Building
Ext: 432

Dr Kamal ud Din

Chairperson & Professor

Room E-118, Business and Social Sciences Building

Ayesha Pervaiz

Assistant Professor

MPhil (GCU,Lahore)
MA (GCU,Lahore)
PGD in TESOL (LCWU, Lahore)
Room D-09, Peter J David Building

Fatima Syeda

Assistant Professor

MPhil (Punjab University, Lahore)
Room E-024, Adjacent to Sinclair Hall

Alvina Wasim

Assistant Professor

MPhil Linguistics (University of Management & Technology, Lahore)
MA English Language and Literature (Peshawar University, Peshawar)
Room D-01, Peter J David Building

Faiza Zaheer

Assistant Professor

MPhil, MA (Government College University, Lahore)
Diplomas in Linguistics and ELT (Punjab University, Lahore)
Room D-08, Peter J David Building
Ext: 478

Rehana John

Assistant Professor

MPhil ELT, MA (Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore)
MA (Punjab University, Lahore)
Room D-05, Peter J David Building

Jacqoline J Austin

Assistant Professor

MA TESL (University of Mississippi, USA)
MA English Literature (Forman Christian College, Lahore)
Room 023, Adjacent to Sinclair Hall

Azeem Alphonce

Assistant Professor

MPhil TESL (Beaconhouse National University, Lahore)
MA ELT (National University of Modern Languages)
MA English Literature (Punjab University, Lahore)
PGD ELT (AIOU, Islamabad)
MBA (Preston University)
Room D-01, Peter J David Building

Fahad Aftab

Assistant Professor

M Phil in Applied Linguistics (University of Management and Technology, Lahore)
MA (Punjab University)
Post graduate Diploma in English language teaching (Punjab University)
Room E-118A, Business and Social Sciences Building

Nadia Iftikhar

Lecturer

MPhil in English Literature (GCU, Lahore)
MA in English (Forman Christian College, Lahore)
MA in Journalism (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
Room A-163, Seemi Tajammul Building

Rabia Wasif

Lecturer

MPhil in English Literature (Kinnaird College for Women University)
Room A-160, Seemi Tajammul Building

Muhammad Abdullah

Assistant Professor

MA Applied Linguistics (University of Salford, UK)
MA English Language and Literature (International Islamic University, Islamabad)
Room A-155, Seemi Tajammul Building

Salient Features

  • Research along with profound insight into modern and contemporary literary theory and criticism is the forte of FCCU’s MPhil English program
  • The courses which we offer are unique and usually not offered in other institutions
  • We conduct symposia, one day conferences, where students present their research papers and articles
  • English Department publishes its own literary journal – JELLS
  • Our students are encouraged to participate in interuniversity, national and international conferences
  • FCCU can also proudly claim that it has hosted first Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference in October 2017

Fee Structure

MPhil English (Evening Program)

Fall 2018Spring 2019 
Tuition FeeAdmissionSecurityTotalTuition FeeTotalTotal Fee Year Excluding tax
117,50015,00010,000142,500117,500117,500260,000

Funding Options

  • Merit Scholarship (75% tuition fee waiver) available
  • Limited Teaching Assistantships (50% tuition fee waiver) available
  • PEEF Scholarships available for eligible students

Rabia Wasif

Lecturer

MPhil in English Literature (Kinnaird College for Women University)
Room A-160, Seemi Tajammul Building